Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thing 1 and Thing 2

It seems I haven't talked about the dogs for a while. You might remember, that a few months ago, we I made the decision to take in two puppies instead of one. In the same way that someone makes the decision to whack themselves in the head with a hammer.

I think of myself as a smart person. And then I go and do things like this. The dogs are great, fantastic furry smelly creatures, they truly are. And if you asked me today to pick only one, I couldn't do it. They both have their faults, but they also both have their benefits.

The main problem is that there's two of them. Who knew that one puppy plus one puppy equals terror? Every day, Sweetie Pie and I tell each other that they are six months away from being good dogs.

Because anyone can survive six months, right?

The biggest problem is that the dogs are twins. And therefore they act like twins. As in they fight. All. The. Freaking. Time.

If my kids behaved this way, I think I would go completely mad.

In their fighting, they regularly take down at least one kid with them, which means there have been tears, lots of them. And there has been a lot of yelling.

And yet I love those stupid dogs and couldn't imagine life without them.

When we let them in when we get home, I always have to put the kids up on the couch, so that they're at least protected from the excitement of the dogs. Otherwise, if one of them is standing/sitting/laying on the floor, they will be tackled, stepped on and then fought on top of as both dogs disagree who should get to lick the powerless child first.

Part of me wants to commend them for their enthusiasm and their ability to love that much. Part of me wants to strangle them.

And then there was last night. When I opened the door, both dogs trotted in calmly and went to their food bowl, where they ate. Then they gingerly entered the living room where the kids were and quietly walked over to them, sniffed a hello and then laid nearby them. Once the kids were in bed, the dogs quietly laid on the couch with us watching TV.

And the whole time I worried. "Do you think they're sick?"

Sweetie Pie hissed at me that I would jinx the whole thing.

Maybe it was a fluke. Maybe tonight, one of my kids will be pushed into the fireplace again.

Or maybe, just maybe, we've turned the corner.



Love,

Catwoman

24 comments:

Kellie said...

Stupid dogs. ;)

LOVE the picture. I'm sure they're turning that corner and are moving from wild heathen beasts to kick ass dogs :)

Damn. I miss having a furry dog creature around. A lot.

Nina Diane said...

awww, the doggies grew up....overnight

Sandy said...

don't want to jinx you, but I think they're sick...lol

squishytushy said...

You're back!!!! Missed you!!! (And the kids and the puppies and... well just YOU!)

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Oh my freaking goodness....adorable!

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I think you need a mildly potty-trained Cairn to entertain the boys. Come on!

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Kim said...

Catwoman... where are you? We miss reading your funny thoughts... hope all is well!
Missing you in Vancouver...

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winter gurl said...

The dog looks sick lol ....pity him

annalene said...

Ohhh geez, sounds like a handful. I love dogs/puppies but I kind of think I wouldn't be able to deal with them ever again. Oh wellll. At least they are still cute. :)

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Megan said...

This reminds me of my dog. I love your post and I smiled on your picture :)

carry said...

The dog is looking lazy or the boy makes dog sick.lol. Anyways, It was pleasure reading your post! Nice post!!

Pamela said...

I love reading your post since I love dogs too..Dogs are like humans, sometimes they can feel what we feel, they are mans best friend. Keep on posting. Thanks for the share.

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Melissa said...

I never understood why people get a dog. They require so much work, you might as well have a kid. Just sayin'.

But the picture is adorable

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